Monday, March 5, 2018

Girl on the Go Dress

If you've read my blog for long enough, you know that I have a certain soft spot for oliver+s patterns. The first dress I made for a baby Miss L was the Tea Party dress. I've made countless o+s patterns since then. So many, that I have several sizes cut out in most of the patterns. 

I shed a tear when Miss L grew out of the 6m-4 patterns and then again when Miss B outgrew them. Liesl's patterns are perfection. Such detail, stylish design, and impeccable instructions and illustrations. So yeah, I love oliver+s patterns.

When I saw a tester call go out in November I jumped on that. Quickly. So quickly. The first pattern I helped test was a tween pattern, sizes 8-18 and Miss L was in the smallest size, score!

Without further ado, here is the newest oliver+s pattern, the Girl on the Go Dress

From the pattern listing: "This simple pull-on dress and top is designed for knit fabrics with a little stretch. The View A dress features a fun front tie detail and short sleeves, while View B makes a classic top with 3/4-length sleeves. Both styles include a neck facing with topstitching detail and a forward shoulder for a comfortable fit."

I used a heavier weight cotton with very little stretch and a contrasting cotton lycra for the tie. Next time I'll follow instructions and use a heavier knit for the tie as well. Sometimes being a rebel is not the best choice. :) Both fabrics are from Girl Charlee a few years back.

The tie can be tied in front or in back. My girl prefers it in front. I think the stripes and the pop of coral give this dress a nautical vibe which I love!

You can find the Girl on the Go Dress and Top pattern here. It is a must sew for tweens!


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